By Curtis Berleue | Davie Franek continued his success this weekend bringing home two consecutive top 10’s this past weekend with the Empire Super Sprints and Patriot Sprint Tour at Albany-Saratoga and Selinsgrove Speedways.
First up on Friday night, the Franek Auto Sales/Rapid Tire 28F made the haul north to Albany-Saratoga Speedway to compete with the Empire Super Sprints. With an invert of two after group time trials Franek would line up on the pole of heat race number two, easily scoring the win over Jason Barney and putting the #28f in the redraw.
Drawing an eight, Franek lined up 8th to start the 25 lap A-Main. By lap 13, Franek had worked his way into the top three, but contact with the fourth place car relegated him to an 8th place finish.
The following night, Franek and crew made their much anticipated return to Selinsgrove Speedway for the first time since April 20th. The reigning track champion timed 10th overall with a time of 17.196. With an inversion of 4, that was good enough to line up the 28f on the pole for heat number one, where he would score the win.
As this was a combined show between the Patriot Sprint Tour and Selinsgrove Speedway, a special format was used where there was no redraw, but rather an inversion of 9 cars to set the lineup for the 25 lap main event. This lined up the 28f 9th for the A-Main, and on a track that was tough to pass on Franek would ultimately move up one spot for another 8th place finish on the weekend.
This coming week, the Franek and crew will compete against the United Racing Club at Big Diamond Speedway on Friday before moving on to New York for races with the Patriot Sprint Tour at Land of Legends Raceway (Saturday) and Utica-Rome Speedway with the Empire Super Sprints (Sunday).
Friday 6/14 – Albany-Saratoga Speedway (Empire Super Sprints)
Heat Race: 1 (1); A-Main: 8 (8)
Saturday 6/15 – Selinsgrove Speedway (Patriot Sprint Tour)
Time Trial: 10 (17.196); Heat Race: 1 (1); A-Main: 8 (9)
Races: 30, Starts: 27, Wins: 4, Top 3’s: 12, Top 5’s: 14, Top 10’s: 25
Davie Franek Racing would like to thank the following partners for their support in 2019: Dave Franek Auto Sales, Rapid Tire, Escape RV, NAPA Auto Parts of Sussex, Winters Performance Products, Teo Fabrication, ESJ Graphics, Atlantic Battery Systems Inc., Rider Racing Engines, LD Shocks, Davis Powdercoating, Maxim Racing Inc., Sander Engineering and CBP Media.
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